Use Of Humor And Its Effect On An Audience 's Emotions During An Argument

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Pathos is a tactic used to affect an audience’s emotions during an argument. Rhetorically speaking, the word pathetic is used to show that persuasion is most effective when dealing with others’ emotions. When used today, to be pathetic is to be shameful.
When used in rhetoric, storytelling can change a mood by creating a factual reference and making an audience feel as though it could happen once again.
In addition to storytelling, pathos depends on self-control.
According to Aristotle and Cicero, compassion, joy, love, and esteem can motivate an audience.
Desire can be used as a rhetorical device to seduce someone into complying with one’s deeper motives.
Chapter 10: Turn the Volume Down: The Scientist’s Lie
This chapter presents the benefits of keeping an audience relaxed to avoid objections.
Passive voice is a rhetorical device that disembodies the speaker and makes the action sound as though it happened without the assistance of anyone. It is used to calm the emotions of the speaker, making them less susceptible to refute an argument.
System One is the instinctive function of the brain in which it requires less amount of energy to perform. System Two is the objective function of the brain, it is used when situations become too difficult to easily discover a solution. When using rhetoric, it is crucial to keep an argument simple enough that the audience does not transition into the System Two function, where they may reject the persuader’s position on an…

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